English Schools Cross Country

English Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Temple Newsam Park, Leeds Saturday 17th March 2018

Congratulations, to all of the athletes who represented County Durham at the English  Schools’ Championships in Leeds. Despite the appalling weather conditions, the Durham results were our best for years!

Junior Girls 10th, Inter Girls 7th, and the Senior Girls 16th.  Group C Girls 1st.

Junior Boys 7th, Inter Boys 36th, and the Senior Boys 29th.  Group C Boys 5th.

Full Results: 1. Junior Girls 2. Intermediate Girls 3. Senior Girls 4. Junior Boys 5. Intermediate Boys 6. Senior Boys 7. Aggregate Results

A special mention to India Pentland (Barnard Castle School), who finished 5th in the Inter Girls and earned her International vest. She will represent England at the Home Countries International/SIAB Cross Country Championships, in Nottingham, on Saturday 24th March 2018. To view all of the photographs from the 2018 English schools’ Cross-Country Championships, Please click the photo below.

 

India Pentland (145)  5th in the Intermediate Girls race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 58th Boys and 50th Girls New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championship is to take place at Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 17th March 2018.

Wet weather parking

Updated 15th March The fields allocated for public parking are way too wet to use, so the public will now use the area shown designated for coaches. Coaches will need to drop off their teams and will then be turned around and sent to a coach parking area at Elland Road Football Stadium at the South side of Leeds, many miles away.

Athletes WILL NOT HAVE access to team coaches during the afternoon.

Team managers should obtain the mobile phone number of their coach driver so that they can inform them of when the team needs to be picked up. There will inevitably be delays and traffic jams.

Muddy kit

Updated 15th March It is now inevitable that athletes will get muddy. Coach drivers really don’t appreciate their shiny new coaches getting mucky, so please ensure that you bring enough plastic bags to safely wrap up your muddy kit before you try to get back on your team coach.

Temple Newsam Park, Leeds – Saturday 17th March 2018

The 58th Boys and 50th Girls New Balance English Schools’ Cross Country Championship is to take place atTemple Newsam Park on Saturday 17th March 2018.The park is situated South East of Leeds and is just a few minutes from Junction 46 on the M1.

Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor‐Jacobean mansion.

Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its Rhododendron and Azalea walk and features the National Plant Collections of Delphinium, Phlox and Aster novi‐belgii. Europe’s largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm.

We are extremely grateful to Leeds City Council for allowing us to use this wonderful setting. You can view the park’s extensive interactive website here.

Google Earth: simply search for Temple Newsam.Click the map to find directions from your home to the park,
enter postcode LS15 0AE as the destination (that is ZERO AE, not oh AE).Travel directions are shown on the right here.

Note that the route a Satnav will display will be closed.
You MUST follow the instructions given here.


Disabled Access

Reserved parking space will allocated as close to the finish as possible. You need to reserve your space before the event. Blue badge holders who wish to apply for a car park pass should email Paul Allison (allison.pa@nottinghamhigh.co.uk) Please provide your car registration number and email address and a pass with be emailed.

Take the M1 to juntion 46, turn westwards onto the A6120 ring road towards Leeds.
After approx 300m stay in the middle lanes and go straight on at the roundabout, towards Leeds.
At the next roundabout about 900m on, stay in the left lane towards Halton B6169, this is quite a narrow road and is generally quite busy.
Take the 2nd exit
onto Selby Road.
The final approach to Temple Newsam has two routes, this is the way a Satnav will show but the road will be closed – you need to follow the further instructions below.
After about 600m you arrive at traffic lights, with a small easy to miss signpost to Temple Newsam House on the left hand side just before the lights. DO NOT TURN LEFT HERE – the road will be closed.
Continue straight on through the lights for approximately 1600m, passing through a multitude of light-controlled pedestrian crossings and eventually arriving at a fairly congested shopping area. Continue through up to a large LIDL store on the left.Immediately after the entrance to the LIDL car park, turn very sharp left at the traffic lights onto Temple Newsam Road.
Temple Newsam Park is about 1600m down this road. There will be signs and stewards directing you to car parks. There will be 3 parking areas designated for public parking, team coaches, and VIP/officials/BlueBadges.

Public Parking – There will be a parking charge of £8 per car, which will include an event programme. Please ensure that you have the correct money available to help speed entry to the parking area.

 

Ground Conditions – As you may be aware, Leeds has had a whole load of snow in the last few weeks which has made the the ground conditions on the course very wet and soggy. As at Monday 12th March the going is very heavy in places, and it is recommended that longer spikes be used, perhaps 12-15mm.

It is likely that it will not be possible for teams to walk the course to inspect it prior to the races. We will have to try and preserve course conditions. We’ll update this information if it changes in the next few days.

 

Wet Weather Parking – If the fields allocated for public parking are too wet, the public will use the area designated for coaches. In this case, the coaches will be sent away and won’t return until the end of the event.

Athletes must not rely on having access to team coaches during the afternoon.

 

Muddy kit – It is quite possible that athletes will get muddy. Coach drivers really don’t appreciate their shiny new coaches getting mucky, so please ensure that you bring enough plastic bags to safely wrap up your muddy kit before you try to get back on your team coach.

Timetable

09.00 am – Championship site open
09.30 am – Course open for inspection
10.00 am – Declarations open
11.00 am – Officials meeting
12.00 am – Declarations Close and Championship Course should be cleared
12.30 pm – Intermediate Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
3800 metres
1.00 pm – Junior Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
4100 metres
1.30 pm – Junior Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
3100 metres
2.00 pm – Intermediate Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
5200 metres
2.35 pm – Senior Girls Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
4100 metres
3.05 pm – Senior Boys Championship
Followed by the Individual Presentation
6800 metres

 

Presentations – It is envisaged that the Team Race presentations will take place during the afternoons races. There will be announcements made to keep you aware of the times of the Team Race presentations.

Championship notes for the start of each race –

1.     Competitors should assemble in the marquee behind the start area in plenty of time before their race.

2.     Competitors will be allowed into the start area 5 minutes before the beginning of each race.

3.     A warning will be given 3 minutes before each race. At this time, competitors should assemble behind their start pen.

4.     With 1 minute to go competitors will be instructed to move into their start pen and line up in race order by the Start Stewards.

5.     Competitors should listen carefully to any last moment instructions given by the Starter.

6.     The start will be by gun.

7.     Numbers must be securely pinned on the front of the County vest. Any mutilation or folding of these numbers may lead to disqualification.

Anti-Doping – All ESAA competitions are subject to the strict anti-doping policies of British Athletics and IAAF. Further information can be found on the ESAA anti-doping page.

Health & Safety – Athletes are advised that Health & Safety regulations recommend that you should examine the course for potential hazards before competing.

The course will be checked by the organisers and a risk assessment conducted. A final inspection will be made on the morning of the event and any issues arising will be addressed then.

The course is on mixed-use land which may be grazed by farm animals. As a matter of normal daily life, we advise that athletes and spectators check that they are up to date with anti-tetanus injections – don’t forget that you need a booster jab every 10 years.

Any competitor who has concerns about a safety aspect on the course should bring it to the attention of the organisers immediately. If the issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily, the competitor will be advised not to participate in the event.

Photographs and Videos – Photographs of ESAA events might be published in the athletics press, local media, and on this website. All ESAA photographs are taken in accordance with the guidelines relating to photos in schools    published by the Information Commissioner with regard to the Data Protection Act 1998.

Photographs and videos can be taken by the public from public areas for personal use only. They may not be published in any form (including on personal or club websites) without written permission from the ESAA.

Most ESAA competitions are held on private land and are therefore deemed to be ‘not public’ areas. All ESAA events are SCHOOL events and are therefore covered by regulations governing what can and can’t be done in schools. One important point therefore is that you are not allowed to take photographs of school activities for commercial publication without specific written permission from event organisers. This is no different to the fact that one cannot simply walk onto a school playing field and start taking and publishing photos – most parents, and the Information Commissioner, would strongly agree that school activities should not be published unless publication is under strict control.

Photographers at ESAA events wishing to publish photos in the media or in any other form (eg. internet websites), or wishing to use them for anything other than personal use must be officially registered and accredited by the ESAA, and register the use to which photos will be put, and to obtain permission for that use. Permission WILL be retrospectively withdrawn if anyone is found to be in breach of the uses which they registered with us, and under such circumstances, the offender will be required to delete all images they hold from our events.

This therefore precludes operators who simply turn up, make videos, then publish them with associated advertising which is outside of our control. No one has permission to do this unless they have written consent from the ESAA.

We are aware that some people register themselves as press photographers then publish complete videos of our events online, and even make their broadcasts available for sale.This is very specifically not allowed. In effect, they are broadcasting companies making television programmes without our permission. It doesn’t matter how they publish their content, whether by television over the air or via the internet, or via DVD. The fact they broadcast our event content to the world makes them broadcasters.

To be an accreditted broadcaster for the ESAA, they need to be properly established companies, properly registered and regulated by the broadcasting authorities, and they need to be properly registered with the Information Commissioner. Also, in order to sell their content they need to have been given written permission to sell what is our copyright, and pay the necessary royalties due to us. They also need to comply with the UK Distance Selling Regulations in order to take payments from the public. There is also the very important fact that under the rules of UK athletics, televised athletics events in the UK need to be authorised by the UK Governing Body. The ESAA operates under these rules.

A list of officially accredited photographers will be published on this website shortly after the event along with their contact details.

It is not possible to prevent photographs of any particular individual from appearing in the media. If this is a problem for you, you are advised not to take part in the event. If any parent wishes a particular picture of their child appearing on this website to be removed please contact us and we will do our best to resolve any problem.

 

 

The following athletes have selected to represent County Durham in the 2018 English Schools’ Cross Country Championships. If you have been selected please click here for your letter.Nationals details & drugs form 2018.

JG 1 Emily Chong Hermitage Durham Central Confirmed Paid
JG 2 Tess Graham St John’s South West Durham Confirmed Paid
JG 3 Katie Francis Lord Lawson Gateshead Confirmed Paid
JG 4 Amy Leonard St Roberts West Wearside Confirmed Paid
JG 5 Lucy Scothern St Roberts West Wearside Confirmed Paid
JG 6 Erin Keeler-Clarke Durham Johnston Durham Central Confirmed Paid
JG 7 Cecilia Reid St Thomas More Gateshead Confirmed Paid
JG 8 Scarlett Newby St Leonards Durham Central Confirmed Paid
IG 1 India Pentland Barnard Castle South West Durham Confirmed Paid
IG 2 Catherine Roberts Hummersknott Darlington Confirmed Paid
IG 3 Lydia James Oxclose West Wearside Confirmed Paid
IG 4 Anna Pigford Hermitage Durham Central Confirmed Paid
IG 5 Rebecca Wren St Thomas More Gateshead Confirmed Paid
IG 6 Ellie Phillips Hurworth Darlington Confirmed Paid
IG 7 Eva Hardie Park View West Wearside Confirmed Paid
IG 8 Sophie Robson St Wilfrid’s RC South Tyneside Confirmed Paid
SG 1 Lucy-Erin Hunter Carmel Darlington Confirmed Paid
SG 2 Sarah Knight St Anthony’s Wearside Confirmed Paid
SG 3 Hannah Short St.Bedes Lanchester Derwentside Confirmed Paid
SG 4 Eve Quinn St Roberts West Wearside Confirmed Paid
SG 5 Stella Jones Queen Elizabeth Darlington Confirmed Paid
SG 6 Laura Kirkham Queen Elizabeth Darlington Confirmed Paid
SG 7 Lisa Thornley  St Thomas More  Gateshead Confirmed Paid
SG 8 Amy Jack Durham Sixth Form C Durham Confirmed
JB 1 David Race Oxclose West Wearside Confirmed Paid
JB 2 Christopher Perkins Parkview West Wearside Confirmed Paid
JB 3 John Russell Hummersknott Darlington Confirmed Paid
JB 4 Charlie Phillips Durham Johnston Durham Central Confirmed Paid
JB 5 Adam Russell Hummersknott Darlington Confirmed Paid
JB 6 Joshua Wraith Bishop Barrington South West Durham Confirmed Paid
JB 7 Chris Coulson Park View West Wearside Confirmed Paid
JB 8 Duncan Hughes St.Bedes Lanchester Derwentside Confirmed Paid
IB 1 Henry Johnson Houghton Kepier West Wearside Confirmed Paid
IB 2 Sam Gibson Durham Johnston Durham Central Confirmed Paid
IB 3 Will Bellamy Houghton Kepier West Wearside Confirmed Paid
IB 4 Cameron Thomas St John’s South West Durham Confirmed Paid
IB 5 Jamie Barnshaw Whitburn South Tyneside Confirmed Paid
IB 6 Daniel Boyer Carmel Darlington Confirmed Paid
IB 7 James Roberts Hummersknott Darlington Confirmed Paid
IB 8 Joshua Davis Venerable Bede Wearside Confirmed
SB 1 Cameron Allan Framwellgate Durham Central Confirmed Paid
SB 2 Luke Pickering St Leonards Durham Central Confirmed Paid
SB 3 Jack Brown Gateshead Gateshead Confirmed Paid
SB 4 Michael Wade St Leonards Durham Central Confirmed Paid
SB 5 Matthew Phillips St Roberts West Wearside Confirmed Paid
SB 6 Sean Mackie St Aidan’s Wearside Confirmed Paid
SB 7 Joe Pomfret Whitburn South Tyneside Confirmed Paid
SB 8 Jonny Langley Durham Johnston Durham Central Confirmed Paid


English Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Saturday 18 March 2017 (Norwich Showground, Norfolk)

On behalf of all of the Durham County Schools’ Cross-Country Team Managers, I would like to thank all of the athletes who represented Durham in the ES XC this weekend. They were a pleasure to take away and were a credit to their parents, coaches, schools, clubs and of course the county. Well done everyone!

To view photographs of the championships please click https://www.flickr.com/photos/hannafordeducation/albums/72157678237203463

Full Results are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Durham County Schools’ Team Selected for English Schools’ Cross Country Championships 2016

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